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Deputy Chief
DESCRIPTION
The City of Roanoke is seeking a Deputy Police Chief to direct and coordinate the protective service and administrative tasks for the Operations or Services divisions of the Police Department. The designation of Deputy Chief is conferred by the Police Chief and retention of designation is at the pleasure of the Chief.  Permanent rank held by department members is retained with accompanying privileges and protection of that rank. Work may involve an element of personal danger. Plans, directs and coordinates the activities of a major police division such as Operations or Services. Meets and confers with government officials, community groups, special agencies, and the public to provide information on Police activities. Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred, with a major in social or police science or related field; five to ten years experience and/or training in police work and supervision; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a valid appropriate driver's license.  Must be a Virginia Certified Law Enforcement Officer at the time of application or possess the ability to attain such certification within one year of employment. 

The City of Roanoke is an Equal Employment Opportunity/AA/M/F/Disability Employer.

To elevate the performance of the organization, we are committed to respecting, celebrating, and embracing the collective mixture of differences and similarities between our employees as a rich tapestry. Our behaviors will demonstrate open communication, and we will seek opportunities to learn, recognizing and rewarding actions that promote acceptance while suspending judgment. By doing this, we will foster an inclusive, open work environment that delivers excellent service and creates a more vibrant and inviting community.

This is an exempt position.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Summary of Duties
Directs and coordinates the protective service and administrative tasks of a division in the Police Department.  The designation of Deputy Chief is conferred by the Police Chief and retention of designation is at the pleasure of the Chief.  Permanent rank held by department members is retained with accompanying privileges and protection of that rank.  Work may involve an element of personal danger.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: 
  • Plans, directs and coordinates the activities of a major police division such as Operations or Services within the department
  • Supervises and reviews the work of subordinate supervisors
  • Supervises the preparation and monitoring of the budget(s) germane to the division
  • Assists in the formulation and establishment of departmental goals, objectives, policies, rules and regulations
  • Assists in the development and planning of the departmental training program
  • Conducts inspections of facilities and personnel
  • Reviews and evaluates reports and recommendations
  • Confers with departmental staff to coordinate services and operational activities
  • Administers personnel policies
  • Meets and confers with government officials, community groups, special agencies, and the public to provide information on Police activities
  • Other duties may be assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities
Supervises approximately 45-200 employees in the Operations or Services divisions of the Police Department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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HOW TO APPLY

Application link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/roanoke/jobs/4372785/deputy-police-chief

The position will be open until March 15th.
Position: Deputy Chief
Organization: Roanoke Police Department
Location: Roanoke,  VA 
United States
Salary: $81,545 to $163,437 DOQ.
Posting Start Date: 2/7/2024
Date Posted: 2/7/2024
Requirements QUALIFICATIONS  
Must pass a DMV record check and police department background investigation. Must pass a Department physical, to include a vision and hearing screening, and an annual FIT Test. Must pass a drug screening.  Must be a Virginia Certified Law Enforcement Officer at the time of application or possess the ability to attain such certification within one year of employment. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.                

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 
Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred, with a major in social or police science or related field; five to ten years experience and/or training in police work and supervision; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Status: This listing expires on: 3/15/2024
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Organization Information
Name:
Roanoke Police Department
Address:
215 Church Avenue S.W. Rm 212

Roanoke,  VA 24011
United States
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Contact:
Chief Scott Booth

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